6 Tips for Making Apple Butter Muffins

Learn six simple tips to make the best apple butter muffins possible!

1. Use Unsweetened Apple Butter

•Store-bought apple butter is often sweetened with added sugars and spices. •These levels can vary wildly and you may need to adjust the sugar and spices in the recipe.

•I recommend making your own apple butter (it's just cooked down applesauce!) and it can be made in a slow-cooker. •Alternatively, purchase from a farmer's market or orchard.

2. Make the Streusel Ahead of Time

•These muffins are topped with a Biscoff cookie streusel that can be made ahead of time. •Refrigerate the streusel, which will make for a more tender topping.

•The streusel is easy to make, and is a perfect topping to other fall desserts like crisps, pies, and coffee cake.

3. Use Tall Tulip Muffin Liners

•Tulip liners help muffins rise higher and look impressive! •The tulip liners I recommend are in the tools needed section of my recipe post.

4. Don't Over Mix the Muffin Batter

•For a tender muffin, don't over mix the batter. •Only mix until the ingredients are barely incorporated to limit gluten development.

5. Bake at a High Temperature

•Bake the muffins at 400ºF (204ºC) for a quick oven rise. •The high temperatures creates more steam which helps the muffins rise taller.

6. Use Baking Apples

•Tart, hard-fleshed baking apples keep their flavor and texture when baked. •Some good apple suggestions are Honeycrisp, Granny Smith, or Pink Lady.

Learn more!

Get the full Sourdough Apple Butter Muffin recipe by clicking the link below! The recipe includes a how-to guide with photos and detailed instructions.